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Utah Professor Wins Award for Work on LED Fabrication

University of Utah Professor Stringfellow

Distinguished Professor Gerald Stringfellow of the University of Utah, a former dean of the University’s College of Engineering and a pioneer in LED technology, was awarded a top research prize for his career-long work in the process for making LEDs. Stringfellow’s method for fabricating LEDs is used today for producing …

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Nanchang Kingsoon to Expand Capacity with Aixtron Systems

Aixtron reports that Nanchang Kingsoon, a recently founded Chinese manufacturer of optoelectronic devices, has ordered multiple of its MOCVD cluster tools to expand its manufacturing capacities for producing gallium arsenide-based red, orange and yellow (ROY) LEDs and solar cells. Aixtron says that it will deliver all of the systems in …

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BluGlass to Parter with SemiTek on LEDs

Australian company BluGlass Limited announced that it will partner with HC SemiTek, a leading Chinese LED chip manufacturer. BluGlass and HC SemiTek will collaborate to will explore low-temperature deposition of Aluminum Nitride (AlN) to use in high brightness LEDs and review the RPCVD advantages for green LEDs. Through the collaborative …

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BluGlass and Lumileds to Explore RPCVD Technology

BluGlass Limited of Australia reported that it has signed an exclusive collaboration agreement with Lumileds. Lumileds develops, manufactures, and distributes LEDs and automotive lighting products. The two companies plan to work together to explore the potential use of low-temperature Remote Plasma Chemical Vapor Deposition (RPCVD) for specific LED applications that …

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Plessey to Ramp GaN-on-Si LED Production with New Aixtron System

Aixtron SE of Herzogenrath, Germany, reported that Plessey Semiconductors Ltd. of Plymouth, England, has ordered an AIX G5+ C cluster system. Plessey reportedly intends to use the system to expand the production of gallium nitride LEDs manufactured on silicon wafers (GaN-on-Si). Delivery of the tool is scheduled for the third quarter …

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New MOCVD System for Producing LEDs from Veeco

Veeco Instruments Inc. has announced the new TurboDisc® K475i™ Arsenic Phosphide (As/P) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) System. LED producers can employ the TurboDisc® K475i™ MOCVD system to fabricate red, orange, and yellow LEDs. The system can also produce transistors, laser diodes, and multi-junction III-V solar cells. Strategies Unlimited …

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Plessey Awarded £6.7 Million Grant for LED Production Expansion

Plessey Semiconductor reported that the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) has officially granted £6.7 million towards the expansion of Plessey’s LED manufacturing facility in Plymouth, England. Plessey produces high performance GaN-on-silicon LEDs. Plessey intends to multiply its manufacturing capacity of gallium nitride material nearly 30 times from over 100 million square …

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Ashai Kasei Orders Aixtron CCS MOCVD System for DUV LED Production

Japanese chemical company Asahi Kasei has ordered an Aixtron 
Close Coupled Showerhead (CCS) MOCVD system, according to Aixtron. Asahi Kasei plans to use the new system for pilot production of Aluminum Gallium Nitride (AlGaN)-based Deep Ultraviolet (DUV) LEDs. The system is scheduled to be delivered in the third quarter 2015. Asahi …

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Veeco Reports Sale of Multiple MOCVD Systems to Changelight

Veeco Instruments Inc. of Plainview, New York USA, announced that Changelight Co., Ltd. (Changelight) has ordered multiple TurboDisc® EPIK™ 700 Gallium Nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) systems. Changelight said that it intends to use the systems to produce LEDs for general lighting. Changelight says it decided to purchase …

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